Monday, June 15, 2009

Sneaking in Reading: Menus

Just because your kids are away from school for the summer doesn’t mean that they should give up reading practice. When we were developing the new Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read, we thought a lot about sneaking in reading in unexpected places.

Say you’re out at a restaurant with your family. You can use that time to read the menu with your child. What words does she already know how to read? Can she order for herself? What words can she find that begin with the letter R? Rigatoni? Rice? Rutabaga? With reading games like these, you may find yourself wishing for slower service.

Oh, and don’t forget the fortune cookies!

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